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Academic Skills

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September 2019 Workshops for Undergraduate Students

Time Management for First Year

Tuesday, September 17, 2019
4pm, TSC (Student Centre) 2.20
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Learn how powerful but simple tools and strategies can help you to stay organized and maintain balance in your first year at university.

Topics include:

  • Upgrading your Calendar
  • Adopting Productive Routines
  • Avoiding Procrastination

Writing for Social Science: Synthesizing Evidence and Analysis

Monday, September 23, 2019
1pm, Bata 103
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Writing in the social sciences requires both clear reporting and meaningful analysis.

In this one-hour session for first-year students, we introduce strategies for clear and critical communication:

  • summarizing research (e.g. identifying relevant details, using precise language and appropriate citations)
  • explaining value of research (e.g. connections between studies, implications of findings, application to practice)
  • organizing ideas and paragraphs to present a clear and focused message

Writing for Sciences: Writing about Data for Undergrads

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
5pm, TSC (Student Centre) 2.20
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Scientists must report data clearly and precisely. Results typically need two components to achieve clarity and precision; findings should be represented both textually and visually.

In this one-hour workshop, learn how to select and create appropriate graphs and how to write about data in a meaningful way.

Writing for Humanities: Beyond the 5-Paragraph Essay

Thursday, September 26, 2019
10am, GC 114
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Do you know the 5-paragraph essay? Consider it your starting point, not your end goal for your first university essay!

In this one-hour workshop, learn how you can write a focused and coherent essay that demonstrates your critical thinking about an issue or question. We will practice writing thesis statements, blocking supporting ideas, using effective transitions, and editing for argument and organization.